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Parque Provincial Ischigualasto

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Address: San Agustin del Valle Fertil 5400, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ischigualasto Provincial Park, also called Valle de la Luna ("Valley...

Ischigualasto Provincial Park, also called Valle de la Luna ("Valley of the Moon" or "Moon Valley"), due to its otherworldly appearance, is a provincial protected area in the north-east of San Juan Province, north-western Argentina, limiting to the north with the Talampaya National Park, in La Rioja Province. Both areas belong to the same geological formation, the Ischigualasto Formation (sometimes Ischigualasto-Talampaya Formation) Established on 3 November 1971, the park has an area of 60,370 ha (603.7 km2; 233.1 sq mi)

In 2000 UNESCO included Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Park among its World Heritage Sites.

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The park is very impressive!

We went to the park with a bus tour (450 pesos) and the entrance was 250 pesos (100 for national students). The guy owning the bus company also owns Ischigualasto Hostel. He only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the park with a bus tour (450 pesos) and the entrance was 250 pesos (100 for national students). The guy owning the bus company also owns Ischigualasto Hostel. He only speaks Spanish though. He will drive you around in the park for 3 hours along with a guide of the park. He will explain a lot and... More 

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hoek van holland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

A surrealistic experience. Walking on the moon with normal gravity and no spacesuite. Tremendeously hot weather but absolutlely a once in a lifetime experience I would say. I think there is no other space in the world with this view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Our group was initially disappointed that we would not be exploring the park entirely on foot, but it is so large that in order to appreciate the landscapes and see as much of it as possible, tour by bus is necessary. I thought we had the opportunity to walk and explore plenty at the different sites we stopped at along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We loved this park absolutely spectacular we spent the day and suggest you do not combine it with Talampaya on the same day but spend a day in each park.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

To visit in my home country, Argentina, geological structures of this beauty and magniture makes all of us to be thankful for Mother Earth's gift.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Bear in mind that there's no direct bus from major city of Argentina to the park unless you take a transit from San Juan to San Agustin de Valle Fertil. There are only a limit of buses in a day so it's best to check your schedule or you'll end up waiting for a long time at the bus terminal.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Ischigualasto Provincial Park is located 273 kilometers away from the capital of San Juan. It is better known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) . its beautiful and special place to visit it’s like standing on the moon . I Loved the rock formations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Enjoyed an interesting tour, they take you back in time through the rock formations. There is a night tour which I would not recommend if there is not a full moon especially since you will be seeing the same thing during the day and the lack of moonlight makes it very difficult to walk. Do take cash, no cards are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had hoped to hire a car in San Juan to get ourselves here, but it proved impossible as we were there at the weekend. Instead we took a bus to San Agustín de Valle Fertil, and our hotel managed to arrange a driver to take us to the park in the afternoon. We were lucky the park was open,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

As a visitor from Hong Kong, this park is really special to us! We cannot find such amazing landscape in my city! It took around 3 hours to visit the whole park, good enough! Being non Spanish speaker in San Juan, we had so many problems to find an agency for such tour! Luckily, we met a very nice staff,... More 

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